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Since 1980, TTN has been manufacturing a large range of pad printing equipment from simple one-colour machines to big six-colour machines.
With JUNIOR & TE series, Thermoflan offers a complete range of standard equipment for an extended array of applications : printing on plastics, metal, leather, glass, wood ...

Several solutions are offered :

Sealed ink-cup technology

Closed inkwell pad printing machine

With ink cups from 40 to 120 mm.
Our closed ink-cup systems provide perfect scraping and ink coating , as well as ease of use avoiding ink wastage.
Advantages of closed ink-cup system :

  • no smell annoyance of solvents or inks
  • ink keeps its qualities for a longer period.

Open ink-cup technology

Open inkwell pad printing machine

For one or several color prints from 40 x 40 to 580 x 110 mm.
Main advantages of this system are :

  • larger prints (not limited to the size of the ink-cup)
  • ink can be quickly adapted to the print quality (thinner, hardener...)

Comparative chart 

Ink (in red) fills etch in plate becoming sticky when thinner evaporates. Doctor blade (open inkwell) or sealed ink-cup (closed inkwell) moves back removing ink excess.

 

A silicon pad descends to the ink the plate etch. The pad picks up the sticky ink from the plate etch.

A silicon plate descends to the ink in the plate etch. A silicon plate descends to the ink in the plate etch.

Ink is now on the pad surface.

The pad picks up the sticky ink from the plate etch. The pad picks up the sticky ink from the plate etch.

With air ink becomes sticky . Spatula (open inkwell) or sealed ink cup (closed inkwell) recovers cliche.

 

The pad with ink descends onto the part conforming to the surface shape. The plate etch is filled again with ink for the next cycle.

Pad printed item Pad printed item

Ink is transferred from the pad onto the part ...

Pad printed item Pad printed item

MACHINES

JUNIOR models

Pad printing machine : Junior 65 Pad printer machine : Junior 100

TTN Junior are user-friendly and easy operated MECHANICAL PNEUMATIC pad printing machine with proven reliability. Their design allows attractive price.

The cliche surface and printed surface should be at the same level.
TTN JUNIOR models combine increased output , easy use and high quality prints.
Inkwell is easily installed , printing speed and pad pressing force can be adjusted.

Running can be manually controlled pressing a pedal or automatic printing cycle can be selected.

TE/TC models

Automatic pad printing machine 6 colors automatic pad printing machine

TE / TC models are designed from frames in different widths.
Each frame is available in several configurations :

  • 1, 2 ,3, 4, 5 or 6 colors
  • several printing widths
  • closed or open inkwell technology

Contrarily to JUNIOR models , it is not necessary for printed surface and cliche surface to be at the same level as up-down movements of the printing head can be different. 
TE/TC models are equipped with the latest print controller really innovative thanks to unique functions

Independant cylinder model

With these models, the pad cylinders can be controlled separately for large sized part printing.
Available in 2 to 6 colors

Specific equipment

Automatic pad printing equipment

From specifications , finish product , printing speed.. we can determine the best machine meeting your requirements and combine it with your production facilities or conceive a complete automatism.

PRINT CONTROLLER

User-friendly

Print controller for our pad printing equipment

  • large illuminated LCD display
  • all available functions are continuously displayed
  • real-time help : for each selected function, a menu mentions what you have to do or which buttons you should press to control the machine in the proper way.
  • 4 keys in the upper part of the keyboard allow to directly reach requested function.
  • Continuous display of the working mode (automatic or single cycle...) in the lower part of the screen
  • Product data base : You have the possibility to program about 25 different settings. This is easy if you want to print the same product after a while again. (pad-stroke front and back, and shuttle positions can be remembered. Also you are able to give the program your own name and you can store the name of the pad with which you have been printing.
  • The control of the machine (speed, pressure) can be done while the machine is running
  • Add up / Count down programmable counter : when reaching the programmed value, the machine will stop automatically.
  • Pause function : When this function is activated, the machine will automatically scrape the cliché clean at regular time intervals to prevent ink from drying

Evolutive

  • automatic detection of connected peripherics and display of corresponding options : Tape cleaner, shuttle…
  • Several inputs / outputs, built into the control, can be free programmed into a cycle. Connecting for example pre treatment devices can be done very easily.
  • Possibility of evolution (to specify when ordering the machine) from 1 to 2 colours, from 3 to 4 colours…..

High performance

  • · Many printing options :1 x ink picking up, 1 x printing - 2 x ink picking up, 1 x printing 1 x ink picking up, 2 x printing - 2 x ink picking up, 2x printing
  • Connected shuttle(s) can be programmed (number and stop positions, pause time..) and controlled from the control panel of the pad printing machine.
  • Offset function allowing to print several objects in a same cycle
  • An optional tape cleaning device can be connected to the pad printing machine and programmed (number of cycles between each cleaning, tape length…) from the control panel
  • possibility to connect 2 shuttles to the machine for X and Y direction prints . With this you are able to print a tablet with products with for example 100 positions.
  • Roll printing : special setting to print cylindrical parts while the shuttle is moving under the pad
  • The control includes an electronic retarder so that ink on the pad is drying for a few seconds for better transfer
  • A very sophisticated diagnostic program is installed to test keyboard, input/outputs, reduction valves, position sensors..
  • Possibility to work with separate pad-cylinders :with this option, It is possible to set the pad depth separately for each pad cylinder.

TECHNICAL FEATURES

Closed Ink cup

 Machine   Number of colours   Max. cliche size (mm)   Sealed ink cup (mm)   Max. printing size (mm)   Max. printing speed (pcs/hour)
 TTN 65 Eko Junior
Electropneumatic
  1   75 x 175   1 x Ø 65   1 x Ø 55 square 40   2200
 TTN 40 Eko TE
(inkcup with steel ring)
  1   120 x 60   1 x Ø 40   1 x Ø 35 square 24   3600
 TTN 90 Eko TE 2200
Ceramic ring
  1   100 x 200   1 x Ø 90   1 x Ø 80 square 50   2200
 TTN 120 Eko 2 TC
Ceramic ring
  2   140 x 175   2 x Ø 65   2 x Ø 55
2 squares 40
  1600
 TTN 200 Eko TE
Oval
  1   200 x 200   1 x oval 90x190   1x 80x180
rectangle 55x130
  2200
 TTN 200 Eko 2 TC
Ceramic ring
  2   200 x 200   2 x Ø 90   2 x Ø 80
2 squares 55
  1600
 TTN 300 Eko 3 TC
Ceramic ring
  3   200 x 300   3 x Ø 90   3 x Ø 80
3 squares 55
  1200
 TTN 250 Eko 3 TC
Ceramic ring
  3   200 x 250   3 x Ø 65   3 x Ø 55
3 squares 40
  1200
 TTN 300 Eko 4 TC
Ceramic ring
  4   200 x 300   4xØ 65   4 x Ø 55
4 squares 40
  1000
 TTN 400 Eko 2 TC
Oval
  2   200 x 400   2x ovals 90x190   2 x ovals 90x190   1200
 TTN 450 Eko 3 TC
Ceramic ring
  3   250 x 450   3 x Ø 120   3 x Ø 110
3 squares 78
  1000
 TTN 400 Eko 4 TC
Ceramic ring
  4   200 x 400   4 x Ø 90   4 x Ø 80
4 squares 55
  1000
 TTN 500 Eko 5 TC
Ceramic ring
  5   200 x 500   5 x Ø 90   5 x Ø 80
5 squares 55
  800
 TTN 600 Eko 6 TC
Ceramic ring
  6   200 x 600   6 x Ø 90   6 x Ø 80
6 squares 55
  700
 TTN 600 Eko 4 TC
Ceramic ring
  4   250 x 500   4 x Ø 120   4 x Ø 110
4 squares 78
  1000

Open Ink cup

 Machine   Number of colours   Max. cliche size (mm)   Sealed ink cup (mm)   Max. printing size (mm)   Max. printing speed (pcs/hour)
 TTN 100 Junior Elec.   1   100 x 100       80 x 80   2000
 TTN 200 Junior Elec.   1   250 x 150       220 x 130   1400
 TTN 200 Junior Elec.   2   250 x 150       2 x 80x130   1400
 TTN 60-80 TE 90º
(head revolving)
  1   60 x 80       40 x 40   2600
 TTN 60-80 TE   1   60 x 80       40 x 40   3600
 TTN 100-100 TE   1   100 x 100       75 x 75   2200
 TTN 120-100 TE   1   120 x 100       75 x 95   2200
 TTN 120-100 2 TC   2   120 x 100       2 x 40x75   1600
 TTN 200-100 TE   1   100 x 200       65 x 175   2200
 TTN 250-100 TE   1   100 x 250       65 x 220   1600
 TTN 200-100 2 TC   2   100 x 200       2 x 75x65   1600
 TTN 250-100 3 TC   3   100 x 250       3 x 60x75   1200
 TTN 350-160 4 TC   4   350 x 160       4 x 55x130   1000
 TTN 350-200 4 TC   4   350 x 200       4 x 55x160   1000
 TTN 530-160 5 TC   5   530 x 160       5 x 75x120   800
 TTN 600-150 6 TC   6   530 x 160       6 x 75x120   700